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Thumping victory of Party’s DDC candidates shows how deeply-rooted NC is across J&K: Dr Farooq Abdullah

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Srinagar, Dec 29: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday felicitated the Party’s winning candidates for their resounding victory in the District Development Council elections attributing the victory to the resilience of people of J&K.

Lauding the resilience of party workers and party functionaries here at a felicitation function held at party headquarters, Party President said that the thumping victory of the Party’s DDC candidates bear out how widespread the roots of party  are across Jammu and Kashmir.  He said it was the ideological congruence with socio-political and economic emancipation of the poor at its core that helped the party to withstand the hostile and challenging times. The Party, he said, has endured its character by working for the poor and destitute to iron out social and economic disparity in Kashmir by making recurring drastic and pro poor contributions  in all areas from time to time.

On the occasion the triumphant DDC candidates of the Party were individually festooned by the party president with garlands. The party vice President Mr. Omar Abdullah, General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar and Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani also felicitated the Party’s DDC candidates hoping that the winning candidates would live up to the obligations and responsibilities of the post.

Among others Party’s Members of Parliament Muhammad Akbar Lone, Hassnain Masoodi; Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Nazir Ahmed Khan Gurezi, Shameema Firdous, Ali Muhammad Dar, Sajad Shafi Uri, Qaisar Jamsheed Lone, Javed Dar, GR Naaz, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar, Ghulam Mohi Ud Din Mir,  Syed Tauqeer Ahmed, Salman Ali Sagar, Imran Nabi Dar, Er. Sabiya Qadri, Nazir Malik, Ahsan Pardesi, Mudassar Shahmiri were also present in the function.

While expressing gratitude to the people for their overwhelming support to the National Conference, the Party President said the people have done their bid and that now it was the turn of elected DDC members to pay off by rising up to the expectations of people with pure and simple service motive. “I am hopeful that the Party’s DDC members will devise an all inclusive strategy to serve people, address their concerns and become a voice for the voiceless. We in our party have always upheld that people are the real source of power; therefore it is more binding for our elected DDC members to keep in touch with their constituents. Unfortunately we have lost half a decade since 2015,  now I am hopeful that the newly elected DDC, keeping up with the party agenda will make most of the bottom-up style of development envisioned and introduced by Sher e Kashmir and work day in, day out to make a discernible difference  in people’s lives,” he said.

 Extolling the functionaries and workers to heap on their public outreach Party President said that there was no scope for resting as the forthcoming days and months would be equally challenging.  “We saw how brazenly the administration discriminated against our contesting candidates and created hurdles to impede our public outreach by flaunting all democratic norms. The anti democratic forces will again contrive to rein in and encumber our efforts underway for the restoration of people’s rights.  However our workers and functionaries withstood all sorts of difficulties on their own with no support coming from any quarter. I am hopeful that the party rank and file will keep up with the resolute behavior.  Unity holds the key to success. In the days our detractors will employ all sorts of enticements, coercion and intimidation to break our unity.  We on our behalf have to strengthen our rows against their machination and face the challenges ahead of us resolutely,” he added.

On the occasion Party leadership also felicitated Salman Ali Sagar for his victory in ULB by-polls of Sringar SMC and hoped that his presence in the SMC will give pre-eminence to development issues in the corporation.

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In 3 hours; two LeT (TRF) militants killed in Pulwama, Sgr encounters: Police

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Militant killed in Pulwama was involved in killing of PDD employee at Batamaloo; Slain at Bemina encounter had killed SI Arshid at Khanyar, both slain locals; now only 3 militants active from Sgr district; 11 militants killed in 8 encounters this month: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

(Asian News Hub) – Jammu and Kashmir police Friday said that two Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF) militants were killed in two separate encounters in southern Pulwama and Srinagar, who were involved in the killing of a civilian and probationary sub-inspector.

A police officer told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that based on a specific input, police, army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in village Wahibugh area of Pulwama. “During the search operation, when the suspected house where the militant was hiding, was zeroed-in, repeated offers of surrender were made. But the militant fired indiscriminately at the forces triggering a gun-battle,” he said. “In the ensuing encounter, one militant identified as Shahid Bashir Shiekh, resident of Habba Kadal, Srinagar was killed and his body retrieved from the site of encounter.” The officer said that slain militant had joined militancy recently and was linked with Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF). Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar told KNO that slain militant Shahid was involved in the killing of civilian and PDD employee Muhammad Shafi Dar of Batamaloo, Srinagar. “We have recovered an AK-47 riffle from the slain militant,” the IGP said.

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About the second encounter, police said based on a specific input by police about the presence of a militant at Hamdaniya Colony Bemina area of Srinagar, an operation was launched by the police in the area. “During the search operation, the hiding militant was asked to surrender but he fired at the forces triggering an encounter,” a police official said, adding that “In the ensuing encounter, one militant identified as Tanzeel Ahmed, a resident of Haba Kadal, Srinagar.

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He said that the slain Tanzeel was involved in the killing of Probationary Sub Inspector Arshid Ashraf at Khanyar, Srinagar on September 12. The Kashmir police chief said that Shahid and Tanzil were also “collaborators in recent killings of a chemist and two teachers in the city.” The IGP Kashmir said that after recent civilian killings, Srinagar based militants had shifted to South Kashmir “but we continued to track their movements and managed to zero in on them today.”

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“Now only three militants are active as two have been killed today. We are after the remaining three and will soon get them,” the IGP said, both the encounters took place within a span of three hours. “Both operations are over and two-AK-47 rifles have been recovered from the two slain militants,” he said.

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Militant killed in Bemina Sgr

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(Asian News Hub) – One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter that broke out between forces and militants in Bemina area of Srinagar.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), officials said that a militant has been killed while the operation is still on in the area.

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“#Encounter has started at #Bemina area of #Srinagar. Srinagar Police on the job. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Police Zone tweeted.

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Militant from Sgr involved in recent civilian killings killed in Pulwama gunfight: IGP

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(Asian News Hub) – Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar Friday said that a militant from Srinagar, who was involved in recent civilian killings has been killed in Pulwama gunfight.

According to reports the gunfight broke out between forces and militants in Wahibugh area after a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

Killed #terrorist has been identified as Shahid Basir Sheikh of #Srinagar. He was involved in recent #killing of #civilian (Mohd Safi Dar, PDD Deptt’s staff) on 2/10/21. AK 47 rifle was used in his killing. One AK rifle along with Mag/Amn recovered: IGP Kashmir, Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

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